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Healthy Plumbing
Infections of the urinary tract are among the most common diagnoses seen in the primary care physician's office. It is the fourth most common diagnosis treated by your Family Doctor. The overall chance of getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) in one ... [...]
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What to do for restless legs and UTIs
Unfortunately, antibiotics don't address the underlying causes of bladder and urinary tract infections. Because the bladder remains vulnerable to bacteria that can survive in the urine even after antibiotic therapy, up to 20 percent of UTI patients ... [...]
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Kidney recipient running the Beach to Beacon with donor
Daavid Swift was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease in 2011 and was on dialysis within a year. While his condition worsened, there was someone taking steps toward saving his life. Patty Blankenship underwent the matching process, and then made a call ... [...]
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For more than 20 years she has been battling kidney disease. Now Joanne …
For more than 20 years Joanne Davies has battled kidney disease and has needed constant treatment. But now she is preparing for her first Cardiff 10K race in aid of Kidney Wales. At a young age Joanne started to encounter problems with her kidneys, ... [...]
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Reducing Kidney Injury Using a Quality Improvement Method
“We believe that using a team-based approach and having teams at different medical centers in northern New England learn from one-another to provide the best care possible for their patients,” said Jeremiah Brown of The Dartmouth Institute for Health ... [...]
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Monitor your kidney health
The National Kidney Foundation of Hawai'i (NKFH) wants you to know that kidney health can improve, but it takes swift and proactive management. The more common form of kidney disease happens slowly, over a long period of time. This is called chronic ... [...]
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Insulin Sensitivity Predicts Kidney Health in Adolescent Diabetes
Medical Research: Were any of the findings unexpected? Dr. Bjornstad: An unexpected finding was that insulin sensitivity appeared to be a stronger determinant of renal health in adolescents with type 2 diabetes than the more conventional risk factors ... [...]
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Healthy Living: Kidney Stones
Research released this past month from Children's Hospital in Philadelphia has reported an increase in the number of individuals, including children, developing kidney stones. Although there are many factors that can contribute to kidney stone ... [...]
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EC residents involved in tranplants compete in tournament
Etta McDonald, left, her husband, Jim McDonald, right, and fellow Eau Claire resident Josh Bergeron proudly show the medals and badges they won during the Transplant Games of America in Houston, Texas. Etta donated a kidney to Jim six years ago, and ... [...]
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Woman's billboard plea catches eyes of kidney donors
Bernstein has polycystic kidney disease, marked by a large number of fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys. It often results in kidney failure. By the time she had decided to take out the billboard in June, she'd been on a waiting list for a kidney for ... [...]
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Look for nephrotoxicity in adult survivors of childhood cancer
"This study is perhaps a warning to us when we're seeing these adult survivors of childhood cancer in clinic, particularly if they have a history of ifosfamide or cisplatin use, to pay closer attention to the development of chronic kidney disease so ... [...]
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Doctor botched man's kidney surgery, couple claims
17, 2012, Julius Lukacs came to Charleston Area Medical Center to undergo surgery for kidney cancer performed by the defendant. During the operation, Tierney negligently tied and cut the artery for the right kidney instead of the left kidney, the suit ... [...]
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Obesity Ups Bladder, Kidney Cancer Risk in Men
In a Finnish study of a prospective cohort of 54,725 individuals aged 24–74 years and cancer-free at enrollment, increasing BMI was associated with increasing risk of cancers of the kidney, bladder, liver, colon, and all sites combined in men, and of ... [...]
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Streetsboro High School graduate needs kidney transplant
She was admitted April 29 to Hillcrest Hospital for severe anemia and low kidney function. Hemoglobin levels should range from 11.5 to 13, but hers was 3. "I was just tired constantly," said Prentice, 22, a Streetsboro High School graduate. "No matter ... [...]
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Metformin Inappropriately Prescribed to Older Diabetics with Chronic Kidney …
Due to that risk, clinicians have been advised to reduce metformin doses as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines and discontinue the drug entirely in cases of severe renal failure. Unfortunately, many patients continue to receive metformin ... [...]
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Minor Changes in Kidney Function With RA Drug
Further complicating matters, they said, is that while serum creatinine often is used as a surrogate for impaired kidney function in drug studies, interpretation can be difficult in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because of loss of muscle mass ... [...]
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Mystery of Health – Kidney Surgeon Says "Rubbish" to Go to India for Surgeries
With a record of over 2,000 kidney transplants on his record, Dr Hakim's comment came minutes after he guided staff at Garki Hospital in a surgery to harvest a kidney from a 40-year-old man for transplant into another 55-year-old relative on Saturday. [...]
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